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Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

Posts by Nicholas Zettel

Series Preview: A Disappointing 2015

The Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers had similar trajectories entering the 2015 season. From 2011-2014, both teams: Experienced two years within a few wins of .500. Fell into one rough losing season. Made the playoffs once. Brewers and Indians Runs Scored / Allowed While there’s… [More]

30 Farmhands #8: Prospect Narratives

While working on ranking Brewers prospects, a number of difficult and intriguing issues appear. First and foremost, the convergence of lower-minor or Brewers-homegrown prospects that are advancing, and supremely advanced external acquisitions leads to a difficult set of wagers about the system’s value. The Brewers… [More]

Week 25: Brewers Roster Rankings

As the Brewers recall Domingo Santana to the MLB, this time to make his Milwaukee Brewers debut, it’s time to rank the Brewers roster once again. This list will be based on recent performance more than others, since the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and… [More]

GM Gamble: Internal or External?

I have to admit, it’s been tough to write about the Brewers during this “stage of uncertainty” after President & GM Doug Melvin announced that he would be stepping aside. First, there are the looming questions and thoughts about how to approach Melvin’s tenure, but… [More]

Congrats Ryan Braun!

By on August 19, 2015

Congrats Ryan Braun!

In case you missed Wednesday afternoon’s Brewers victory, Ryan Braun smashed his 252nd career home run. The homer placed Braun ahead of previous leader Robin Yount, solidifying the rightfielder’s place in franchise lore. Braun is having a resurgence in 2015, which leads one to question… [More]

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

By on August 19, 2015

Jonathan Lucroy & Luck

Yesterday, I focused on the pitching adjustments Jonathan Lucroy is facing in 2015, and how his swings are changing due to those adjustments. The basic conclusion is that since pitchers are giving Lucroy more low fastballs (and harder fastballs), Lucroy is swinging more frequently in… [More]

Jonathan Lucroy’s Game of Inches

Much has been made of Jonathan Lucroy‘s struggles this year. If you Google “Jonathan Lucroy Analysis” or “Jonathan Lucroy Slump,” you will find a couple of different series of articles at the beginning of the season, and others more recently, on the catcher’s poor play…. [More]

Monday Round ‘Em Up: Tank Standings, Denson, Pitching

Our beloved Milwaukee Brewers swept the Philadelphia Phillies for the season, which would be great news if they were not fighting the Phillies for the top draft pick in 2016. Going 7-0 against the Brotherly Love Nine has surely helped the Brewers jump out of… [More]

Friday Morning Coffee: Roache, OF prospects, HomeGrown SP

There are a couple of recent comments that have been really thought-provoking, so I’d like to take a look at them to add to those recent posts. Victor Roache On my Top 15 list, Tyler Laabs asked: One question for you on the Coulter thing…. [More]

Personal List: Brewers Midseason Top 15 Prospects

Throughout the season, I have shifted my focus from the MLB team to the Brewers’ farm system, which is perhaps a necessary consequence of preparing to cover a rebuilding ballclub. The Brewers also had one of the most exciting minor league seasons that they could… [More]